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More targeted approach to health checks welcome, but method needs careful consideration, says RCGP

16 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a government announcement that it will put an end to 'one size fits all' NHS health checks.


Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says RCGP

14 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP has responded to a report from the National Centre for Social Research on attitudes towards emergency health services and GP services.


Important for parents to understand antibiotics are not the answer to many common childhood illnesses, says RCGP

13 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to research from the British Journal of General Practice on antibiotics prescriptions for children.


Promises of more GPs must be delivered to avoid waiting times getting worse, says College

12 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a survey by Pulse magazine that has found patients are waiting for more than two weeks on average for a routine GP appointment.


More resources needed to properly support patients with asthma, says RCGP

09 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to report by Asthma UK, which found that the number of asthma deaths have increased by a third in the last decade in England and Wales.


RCGP welcomes pledge to overhaul GPs' pension arrangements

04 August 2019

Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's pledge to overhaul GPs' pensions arrangements today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GP practices supported to recommend active lifestyles to patients and staff with launch of new UK-wide Active Practice Charter

01 August 2019

The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to launch the very first Active Practice Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in their patients and staff.


CBT shown to be effective for insomnia but access issues need addressing, says RCGP

30 July 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) about CBT treatment for insomnia.


College sets out priorities for new Prime Minister

28 July 2019

RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, has written to the UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to safeguard general practice, keep prevention at the heart of health policy, and protect the NHS and patient care by ruling out a no-deal Brexit.


Not possible to deliver truly holistic care in 10 minutes says College

25 July 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to research indicating that up to a third of GPs have been unable to properly diagnose patients because of short appointment times.

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